I saw the idea of using round prim boxes and mod podging printer copies of samplers on them, it was so neat looking, but it was just another idea that I pinned onto one of my boards for a later date. UNTIL, I was down in the basement again and came across these three Christmas boxes that were in the yardsale pile(yes this pile is huge and my basement is like my own store, LOL!). My mom had given them to me years ago and they just aren't my style, a little too country cute for me, but the boxes were in perfect shape....
Next step... Look for some samplers that I could copy and print. Needed to be long and on the thin side. I found some in Primitive Betty's Etsy store(go check out her gorgeous work). After finding them, I emailed Betty and asked her for permission to use them. She was very sweet and told me to go for it. You can check out her blog HERE. Thank You Betty!!!
And here is how they turned out! I love them!! And it was a totally free project :)
I did have to cut the samplers down a bit after I printed them out, the top one had to be cut in half to fit the box, but I think they worked out well. After mod podging, I rubbed some acrylic stain on them to age them more and then mod podged the whole box and lid. I only had the shiny type, so next time I would use the matt finish.
Sally was soaking up the sun in her basket in this pic. I put the boxes in this spot to take the photos, I wasn't sure where there were going to end up, but I think they work well here, at least for now.
Yesterday, we only had small patches of snow left on the ground and this morning we woke up to this! No school today, which the kids are happy about(so am I!).
Wondering what the thing was yesterday? I'm not a 100% sure, but I think it is a tool used for making braided rugs. It came in a bag that was marked "tools for rug making" and there were the 3 metal things that you put the wool in to rug braid. So I'm guessing that this thing some how holds the ends as you start to braid. But I could totally be wrong! Hubby thinks it is a nutcracker :)